Spotlight on: Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Speaker Eilís Finnegan at Rush University Medical Center

On August 8, 2019, Eilís Finnegan gave her first Rising Voices of Narcolepsy presentation at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

About Eilís:

Eilís is a student at Auburn University pursuing a dual bachelor of Architecture and Interior Architecture. She’s also a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy official speaker with an inspiring story of overcoming adversity with narcolepsy with cataplexy. Check out her DREAM*S artwork on Instagram at @eilis_architecture.

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Watch Eilís’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing event:

Eilís Finnegan’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Event

Please share! Eilís Finnegan just recently completed her Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Interior Architecture Degrees from Auburn University. Eilís was diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2017 as a college sophomore and is now a trained speaker with Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy. In her presentation, Eilís educates on the basic facts of narcolepsy while also taking you on a journey through her “dreamscape”— her road to diagnosis, how she creatively manages symptoms today, and how she uses her career in Architecture to advocate for research into sleep conditions.

Learn more about Eilis’ work here:

Posted by Project Sleep on Sunday, May 17, 2020

About Rising Voices of Narcolepsy:

To improve public understanding of narcolepsy, Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program trains people with narcolepsy to share their stories through public speaking and writing with local communities, healthcare providers, news outlets, blogs and beyond. Combining the power of real-life stories with expert communication strategies, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speakers and writers are effectively raising awareness and reducing stigma for all those facing narcolepsy.

Like what you see? Learn about Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program and check out more content—including articles, interviews, podcasts, and more—here.
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